I received an email from Gabriela McCall Delgado, the creator of We Connect Now which is a website specifically dedicated to serve college students with disabilities. With her permission, I am posting the content of her email so that we can spread the word about his website and hopefully allow more individuals to benefit from this service.
“I would like to share with you the link to the We Connect Now website, http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com/ The website was created while I was a college student with a grant I received from YP4 to develop a website to serve college students with disabilities. The website was developed in an effort to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community with a voice on important issues. The We Connect Now website has been up and serving college students with disabilities since April of 2008.
I wanted to share the We Connect Now website with you so that you may post it as a resource in your website or otherwise share it with students that you serve or have contact with. The website has been used as a resource by institutions of higher learning and has been linked to by colleges and universities and groups serving people with disabilities in all 50 states of the United States of America and at least 10 other nations.
We are currently forwarding posters to non profits and other organizations who serve people with disabilities to be displayed in their offices as part of our Disability Rights Campaign. If you are interested we would need that once you participate you take a photo of the poster displayed and forward it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org since we are supposed to document the posters’ distribution for the grant that made possible the campaign. We would then feature your organization’s participation on the We Connect Now website along with other participants. You can see photos of some of the groups and organizations that have participated on the Events page of the website at http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com/events/ or on our Facebook page. If you are interested in participating then send us your mailing address so we know where to send the posters.”
–Rita W. El-Haddad